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Delicious food and not expensive given that it is a hotel
Breathtaking views and friendly staff. The only downside is the toilet outside (a few insects and gekkos in the evening)
Highly recommended for those staying in El Nido. Super nice staff and they served delicious breakfast! Would have been perfect if washroom has exhaust fan but overall experience was great. Will definitely stay here again.
My first stay in El nido and definitely not the last at the Karuna El Nido Villas. Let me begin with the most wonderful staff members that you have at the resort, starting with front desk Sarifa, Lester and MJ. These truly wonderful people not only stayed highly professional, but also most welcoming and friendly people I met, whether it would be an enquiry where to eat, what to see, organize a pick-up they will always be there to assist you in your every need! They will always find their way to help you out even if the task seems impossible truly professional, welcoming, dedicated and hard working people! Next I would like to mention the bar staff Tiffany and Cyra! These two ladies create such a welcoming atmosphere you will never feel alone here, my cocktails always so delicious, the food was great, but most of all the friendly conversation that Cyra and Tiffany provided it felt like home and I was part of the family. I hope this review does not get overlook and whatever recognition and support system your management has, these hard working people definitely deserve a salary raise or bonus for sure. If you are looking to great view, peace of mind and amazing people this is the place for you. All the best until next time ! - Laurynas (Laury)
The villas here are amazing. The only reason for removing a star is because the bathrooms, while well maintained, take some getting used to. In particular, the hot water heater is a bit finicky. You need to turn it all the way to hot and listen for the heater to turn on and quickly move it back to the center and step back to avoid scalding water that will then normalize for about a minute or two. It then becomes cold again and you repeat the procedure.
The place itself is like a paradise. So relax and very peaceful ambience. The staffs were accommodating, very nice and friendly. Foods are satisfactory. We enjoyed our stay, everything was pleasant and amazing. The views from the room, the outdoor pool, restaurant staffs and the place itself are amazing. Thank you for such a warmed welcome during our stay there.
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A quiet Oasis with excellent transportation and staff The Karuna villas were a wonderful location to spend while visiting El Nido. We were first apprehensive about the distance from town, but because we are older and prefer a quieter retreat, this was the perfect location. The on request transportation, either a nice four wheeler enclosed or a vehicle, to and from the villas was essential and excellent. The staff were top notch - from the office staff to those that were at the restaurant. The food was great and always fresh. It is built on a hill, and we did walk up and down the property multiple times, but if you have mobility issues, this may not be the correct fit for you. The room was spacious, the balcony and view excellent, and the outdoor bathroom/showers were a wonderful perk. Since this is a hot location, I believe the AC units struggle to keep up at times, so drawing the blinds during the day are essential. If we would stay in El Nido again, this would be our choice. We visited almost every other location we had considered and always felt lucky to have chosen this place. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Exceptional staff and facilities! Karuna 11/10 I would highly recommend Karuna Villas in El Nido. I booked through booking.com, which was very easy. The front desk receptionists were very quick to respond to my questions on Booking.com and WhatsApp. They were able to arrange our private shuttles to and from the airport with Zion shuttle service. When we arrived, Anjie was very personable and helpful. They offered us welcome drinks upon arrival which was a nice touch. We stayed in the Studio Premier 5 room, which was perfect for our family of 4 adults and 1 child. The room had 1 king bed and 1 king sofa pull out. They had an extra twin bed frame prepared for us, but we opted to remove it from our room for more space. The balcony view was gorgeous. We utilized the hammock and outdoor bathtub. We appreciated that the bathroom, shower, and sink were detached. The room was also very close to the restaurant and reception area. The room had an open concept with high ceilings and was very spacious. We loved the design of the rooms with the high quality wood furniture. One thing that was missing from the kitchen was a microwave. The hotel had purified water in the rooms, but we bought bottled water before arriving. The hotel offers free breakfast. All of the waiters and waitresses were very pleasant. The infinity pool and view were amazing. The pictures on the website does not do the hotel justice. The hotel was very clean and well stocked. The bed sheets, pillows, and towels were very comfortable. We want to take the time to thank Anjie for making our trip enjoyable. She helped arrange our tricycles and tours on our first day. Her brother Anthony served as our tour guide of the town and tricycle driver. He took us to the Canopy Walk, Bulalacao Waterfall, Nacpan Beach, and into town to do some souvenirs shopping. The following day, Anthony showed us around El Nido for more shopping and exploring. He was so nice, personable, and patient. I recommend flying in and out from Puerto Princesa as Lio Airport/AirSWIFT cancels/delays many of their flights. One thing to note, the hotel is not accessible for people with physical handicaps and disabilities. There are many hills and stairs that you must climb. There was 1 time we were unable to get a driver to take us from the bottom to the top of the hotel. Be prepared to walk up a steep hill when a driver is not available. Thank you to everyone at Karuna Villas for making our stay in El Nido very special to celebrate our mom’s 70th Birthday!
Loved every moment! We stayed at Karuna for 5 nights and loved every one of them! The rooms were clean and spacious. The hills to get around the property were strenuous, but it was gorgeous. We booked our tours directly through them and rented motorbikes right on the property. They did everything they could to make sure we had an incredible stay. The staff was amazing!
Great Experience ! My Husband and I started off our honeymoon at Karuna and we fell inlove with the room, view and staff ! Everyone was so helpful and so amazing very hospitable place to stay we will definitely be coming back ! Thank you Anjie and Sarifa for all your help great customer service !
Magnifique ! Quel beau séjour nous avons passé au Karuna ! Les chambres sont simplement MAGNIFIQUES ! La vue sur la baie est incroyable, et le personnel est a l'écoute. Un grand merci à toute l'équipe et particulièrement à Anjelyn qui a réellement été très a l'écoute de nos besoins.